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Alliance Earth Partners with The Daily Maverick To Share Important Environmental And Scientific Stories

Luando Mkosi works on the system that deposits the patented surface that generates electricity onto the glass panels.  Dr. Vivian Alberts and his team have created the first wholly African designed and built solar panels at their facility in Stellenbosch South Africa. The panels are cheaper, generate more power in low light and can handle higher temperatures than their traiditional silicone cousins.

South Africa is among the fastest growing renewable energy markets, placing first in Africa and fourth in the world, according to Climate Scope. International legal firm Baker & McKenzie count 6,000 Megawatts of renewable energy already built in the country, with more to follow under the third round of the government’s procurement plan.

How to Rehabilitate Damaged Landscapes Together

Planting spekboom creates thousans of jobs in the area for communities.  Unemployment in the region is almost 50% or more, so these jobs are a lifeline for communities.

    Restoring landscapes and regenerating topsoil creates jobs and secures a future for people who rely on ecosystems for their food and water security.  In South Africa today government, communities and businesses are working together to restore one of the most important watersheds in the country. The story in alliance with the Guardian UK: Farmer Pieter Kruger stands smiling… [More]

Coal Mining Threatens World’s Greatest Rhino Sanctuary

white rhino and her calf

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block. Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive these stately creatures to extinction…. [More]